THE MATRIX SUPPORT IN MENTAL HEALTH IN THE HEALTH UNIFIED SYSTEM OF BELO HORIZONTE: PERSPECTIVE OF WORKERS

<p></p><p>Abstract This research aims to examine the practice of matrix support in mental health from the case study of the experience of the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, between the years 2013-2014. From a qualitative approach, there were semi-structured and individual type of interviews with five psychologists and two representatives of management involved with this in mental health in the city, as well as participant observation in matricial meetings. Data were analyzed using the methodology of content analysis. In the final reflections, it is clear that the support matrix has transformed the employment relationship in basic health units in the sense of co-responsibility and integrated work between the teams. Nevertheless, we still need to move forward with regard to the construction of the treatment plan, expanding the scope of interventions beyond the clinical and individual care, including the prospect of working with groups and in the territory.</p><p></p>